Every year, a handful of relative unknowns and mid-level stars break out to become megastars. For example, Miley Cyrus was a big star before 2013, but there’s no doubt that the past year elevated her to an unimaginable level of stardom. So who will own 2014? I have a few ideas.
Austin Mahone: With singles like “What About Love?” and “Banga Banga,” Austin become a star in 2013. Now with a little experience and confidence, we think he’s truly ready to become the next Justin Bieber .
Ariana Grande: On the strength of her debut album, Yours Truly , Ariana’s stock gained serious momentum in the second half of 2013. We think she’ll keep riding that wave in 2014 and hey, she may even overtake the Selena Gomezes of the world.
Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson: Soak it in, the final moments before Jamie and Dakota are household names.
Lennon & Maisey Stella: These two adorable sisters have already taken over YouTube and Nashville, but will 2014 be the year they make a Taylor Swift-sized leap?
Lorde: Can Lorde actually overtake the pop darlings she previously put down in 2014? Let’s put it this way — we’re not going to bet against her.
Lupita Nyong’o: Lupita is this year’s Quvenzhane Wallis . The actress was the highlight of the highly acclaimed movie, 12 Years a Slave , and as an Oscar nom favorite, we think Lupita will be breaking out this year — and stunning us all on those awards show red carpets.
So youngmonsters who do you think will break out this year? Let me know!